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Leon Fuat, Bystronic fibre laser

Asian fibre laser

Image caption: Calvin Ooi, Executive Director, Leon Fuat, with staff members.

Swiss manufacturer Bystronic’s first large-format, high-powered laser cutting machine was installed recently in Malaysia to Leon Fuat Metal Sdn. Bhd., earning it the title of first 15kW ByStar Fiber 8025 in Asia.

“As a steadfast brand advocate for Bystronic, Leon Fuat’s new investment will empower it to become a major player in the industry,” Bystronic told ISMR.

Chinhan Ooi, general manager of Bystronic Malaysia and south-east Asia sales director, confirmed: “This milestone not only signifies an important, strategic starting point in the APAC region, but also marks huge potential in Malaysia for sales of Bystronic high-powered solutions. We are especially proud to announce that Leon Fuat Group, who previously owned mainly CO2 laser cutting systems from another manufacturer, has selected Bystronic for its business transformation.”

Long experience in the industry

With more than 38 years of experience serving various industries, Leon Fuat specialises in the trade and processing of steel products, with a diverse portfolio comprising various steel materials (including carbon steel, stainless steel and alloy steel). It also trades in special steel materials such as tool steel and non-ferrous metal products such as bronze, brass, aluminium and copper.

The company is also involved in the processing of steel products, which complements its trading operations. It has a wide portfolio of steel products which include flat products such as coil; plate; sheet; welded tubes and pipes; welded rectangular and square sections as well as long products such as bars; rods; shafts; sections; angles and channels plus seamless tubes and pipes.

Leon Fuat provides various value-added services in the form of metal cutting; levelling; shearing; profiling; bending and finishing, as well as the production of expanded metal to meet the specific requirements of its customers.

As part of its long-term business enhancement strategy, investments were made in the downstream production plant of welded steel pipe manufacturing in Port Klang, Selangor (Malaysia). This enabled Leon Fuat to cater to demands from existing customers and the mass market.

To read the full story in the May issue of ISMR, see

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